Stemwede is a municipality in the Minden-Lübbecke district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Following a recent regional reorganization, in 1973, the former districts of Dielingen-Wehdem and Levern were consolidated and the district of "Stemwede" created. The new name was chosen because for a thousand years the area along the Stemweder Berg (mountain) was popularly referred to as Stemwede.[2]

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Coat of arms of Stemwede
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Location of Stemwede within Minden-Lübbecke district
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Stemwede is located in Germany
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Stemwede is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
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Coordinates: 52°25′N 8°26′E / 52.417°N 8.433°E / 52.417; 8.433Coordinates: 52°25′N 8°26′E / 52.417°N 8.433°E / 52.417; 8.433
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
DistrictMinden-Lübbecke
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorEkkehardt Stauß (CDU)
Area
 • Total165.29 km2 (63.82 sq mi)
Elevation
41 m (135 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,111
 • Density79/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
32351
Dialling codes05474, 05773, 05745
Vehicle registrationMI
Websitewww.stemwede.de

GeographyEdit

Stemwede is situated approximately 20 km north-west of Lübbecke.

Division of the townEdit

The municipality of Stemwede is divided into 3 districts (consisting of the following villages each):

  • District Levern
    • Levern
    • Sundern
    • Niedermehnen
    • Destel
    • Twiehausen
  • District Dielingen
    • Drohne
    • Dielingen
    • Haldem
    • Arrenkamp
  • District Wehdem
    • Westrup
    • Wehdem
    • Oppendorf
    • Oppenwehe

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ Stemwede Emigrant Database

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